Re: Composition [was Re: gnome-session proposal]

On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 23:02 +0100, Iain * wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:49 PM, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
> > Nah, one thing about a compositor is that it keeps off-screen copies
> > of all the windows so it does not have to invalidate regions when the
> > stacking order changes.
> To be totally honest, I've never really thought of that as being all
> that important.
> I don't think I've ever thought "You know, I wish that window would
> redraw faster" when I've restacked it
> but maybe thats just me.
> If a compositor just kept off screen copies of windows, and didn't
> have live previews etc etc, would you honestly use it?

Yes - it's great when running an app remotely, using X forwarding with
ssh, avoids having to send all the redraws across the internet.
Probably are better ways to do this, but it's a godsend for me when I
need to.

Hope this helps

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